THE passing of Mr David Allen MBE took place in Daisy Hill Hospital on Tuesday December 13.
He was the dearly loved husband of Arlene and much loved dad of Lynsay.
A native of Ballymena he went to Ballymena Academy and qualified as a teacher at Queen’s University and Stranmillis Training College.
A short time after his marriage to Miss Arlene McCullough he suffered a severe stroke but bore this with great determination. One of his favorite holidays was to visit his cottage in Cornwall and on his way down stayed at the famous ‘Jamaica Inn’.
He was a regular attender at worship in Bannside Presbyterian Church and indeed was there the Sunday previous to his passing. He is survived by his wife Arlene, his daughter Lynsay, his son-in-law Jeremy (America) and brother Norman. To these and all other relatives sincere sympathy has been extended.
The funeral which was largely attended took place in Bannside Presbyterian Church when a tribute was paid by Avril Hall-Callaghan. The hymns ‘When I Survey The Wondrous Cross’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ were sung. Mr. Alistair Mitchell presided at the organ.
The interment took place afterwards in the New Cemetery. Family flowers were placed on the grave and donations in lieu are being sent to William Bell and Co. Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, BT32 3LR for Chest, Heart and Stroke Association.
William Bell and Co. had charge of the funeral arrangements.